BMW M8 Review
The upcoming BMW M8 is a blisteringly fast GT car with a 625hp V8 engine, sporty looks and plenty of performance upgrades over the standard 8 Series. It’s very expensive, though.
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The BMW M8 is a faster, more powerful version of the BMW 8 Series that’s an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes S63 Coupe and Aston Martin DB11.
It looks sportier than the standard BMW 8 Series thanks to some bigger wheels, more aggressive bumpers, large exhaust pipes and plenty of optional carbon fibre details. Inside, you get a plush Merino leather on the dashboard, doors and sports seats alongside the same infotainment system and digital driver’s display as the standard 8 Series.
Bigger changes have been made under the BMW M8’s bonnet, where its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine – which shares plenty of parts with the M5 Competition’s engine – now produces 625hp.
The BMW M8 is a large motorway cruiser that’s also incredibly quick and packed with tech.
The BMW M8 also comes with a clever four-wheel-drive system that can send as much as 100% of the engine’s power to the rear wheels. With power sent to all four wheels – for maximum grip – the BMW M8 will sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds. That’s faster than the more expensive Aston Martin DB11.